We are back from my brother’s wedding weekend and I am just getting over a cold that had me out for a good part of this week. It’s always amazing to me how much a little cold can really take it out of you! The wedding was beautiful, classy and all around elegant affair and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Elizabeth into our family.
When Phillip and I moved into this house, almost 2 years ago (where did the time go???) we knew that we were getting a house with a lot of character. If you own an old home, you know that sometimes ‘character’ really just means nothing ever works the way it’s supposed to.
Let me introduce you to the kitchen sink. At first glance it looks pretty functional but if you take a closer look you’ll see that in fact the faucet leaks. Every time you use it. Annoying.
So, like logical homeowners, we replaced a few seals and like most things in an old home, the problem still persisted. Typical. Around this same time, I noticed a beautiful white porcelain sink on Craig’s List that was in great shape and very reasonably priced.
‘If we’re going to replace the faucet, we might as well replace the sink while we’re at it.’ (I’m not a big fan of stainless.) FAMOUS. LAST. WORDS. You already know where this is going, don’t you??
So we bought the sink, brought it home and I immediately thought, ‘I can’t put my beautiful new sink on these ugly laminate countertops.’
‘And if I’m going to trade out the countertops, I am for sure going to paint the kitchen cabinets while they’re off.’
‘If I’m already painting the cabinets, I want to go ahead and replace all this ugly, mis-matched hardware.’
‘And if we do all that, we’ll have to put in a backsplash and get rid of this awkward, extra-tall countertop extension.’
. . . and if you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to want something to drink.
And the last thing we fixed was plumbing. I remember I saw this ad “visit us online for plumbing services”, so I decided to try it.
Sorry for the word vomit but, I’ve been dreaming and making plans and I’ll be back next week with more details!